The New York Rangers are on their longest skid of the season and frustration is setting in following an array of close losses.
The Rangers attempt to halt a season-high six-game losing streak Saturday night when they host the New Jersey Devils in the third meeting of the season between the Metropolitan Division rivals.
New York is 0-2-4 since its last win two weeks ago against the Devils in a 5-2 game. Each loss has been decided by two goals or fewer with two going to overtime and two being decided in the shootout.
The latest loss was a 3-2 shootout loss to Detroit on Thursday. The Rangers allowed one goal in the shootout, but Mika Zibanejad, Anthony DeAngelo and Pavel Buchnevich were unable to score in the shootout.
"I'm starting to get really sick and tired of standing here talking about how close we are," Zibanejad told reporters after the game. "We don't seem to find a way to win right now. It's starting to be harder to look for the good things, the fact that we're getting points. It's just really frustrating."
What's not frustrating for the Rangers is Buchnevich, who scored twice Thursday to raise his total to 15. >> Read More
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